The county plans to join other California counties in a new experimental state program that targets methamphetamine addiction by rewarding patients with gift cards for negative drug tests, up to $599 per year.
California cities of every size lack shelter beds for the state’s growing homeless population. A new bill would force local governments to do more, and punish cities that don’t plan housing for unhoused residents.
Sen. Dave Cortese of San Jose began pushing for the audit after touring a massive homeless encampment on vacant land near the San Jose Mineta International Airport. San Jose will be one of two cities targeted by the audit.